A1. Darling Dears - I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Love Another
A2. Eddie Finley & The Cincinnati Show Band - Treat Me Right Or Leave Me Alone
A3. Thomas East - Slippin’ Around
A4. Hot Chocolate - We Had True Love
B1. The Equatics - Merry Go Around
B2. Black Conspirators - Love
B3. Jazzie Cazzie And The Eight Sounds - Young Girl
B4. Rhythm Machine - Whatcha Gonna Do?
B5. Ed. Nelson - I’ll Give You A Ring (When I Come, If I Come)
B6. Darling Dears - And I Love You
C1. Symphonic Four - Who Do You Think You’re Fooling (Part I)
C2. Lee Bonds - I’ll Find A True Love
C3. Black Exotics - What Am I Waiting For
C4. Black Velvet - Is It Me You Really Love
C5. The Conspiracy - I Believe (Our Love Has Gone Away)
D1. Little Janice - Since You’ve Been Gone
D2. Primitive - You Are Everything To Me
D3. Eunice Collins - At The Hotel
D4. Hunts Determination Band - Are We Through
D5. Disciples Of Soul - Together
D6. Symphonic Four - Who Do You Think You’re Fooling (Part II)
We at Now-Again unearthed so much information about the bands that recorded the definitive disco and modern soul contained in our Soul Cal anthology that we decid- ed we had no choice but to release this album at the same time. With that, Loving On The Flip Side was concieved. Loving On The Flip Side offers the enthused a chance to listen to and reflect on another great burst of black American creativity: the creation of the sublime genre we like to call "sweet funk."
It seems laughable to skip past Thomas East’s "Slipping Around" 7' for the cheesy funk of "Just A Trip," or to listen obsessively to Lou Ragland’s instrumental funk on the Hot Chocolate LP and ignore his indolent-yet-stirring "We Had True Love." Yet we did just that, until we first heard the Darling Dears and Funky Heavy’s beautiful two-sider. This was the record that set Loving On The Flip Side in motion, as the Darling Dears and Funky Heavy’s two songs precipitated the sweet funk genre: the dichotomy of Funky Heavy’s skull snapping rhythm section and the teenage Dears’ angelic harmonies didn’t sound like anything we’d heard before. That discovery set off a decade long search for the band and culminat- ed in their discovery, the documenting of their stories, the emergence of their master tapes and the inclusion of their songs on Loving On The Flip Side.
The excitement we felt while listening to the Darling Dears and Funky Heavy’s masterworks forced us back into the field, in search of other sweet funk swooners and beat-heavy ballads to round out this anthology. The opportunity to present anew such wondrous soul music made the exhaustive process that produced Loving On The Flip Side worthwhile, and allowed us to collect one-offs that escaped prior investigations into the deep funk and sweet soul genres.